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Oakland Public Schools announced plans to launch a program focused on helping Black girls succeed. The school district pioneered a similar program for at-risk Black boys in 2010.

I sat down with Blake to chat about her new role, her love for Beyoncé, and I even gave her a "monster name."

Reggina Jefferies was a praise dancer at the funeral ceremony honoring the memory of friends Josiah Pratt and Jamari Wilson, two 15-year-olds who drowned in nearby Modesto, when she was shot and killed.

Oakland school district offers manhood courses to male Black students. Early results show promise in closing the achievement gap and increasing the graduation rate.

The family of Autumn Johnson is mourning her death after the toddler was fatally shot just a week after her first birthday.

On December 18, 1996, the school district in Oakland, Calif. designated Ebonics as a main language of its predominantly African-American student base. The move was…

The family of Jahi McMath, the teen who was declared brain-dead after complications from sleep apnea surgery, shared an update about her status on Thursday.

SHE HAS A NAME: Chyemil Pierce killed while she was protecting her children after shootout erupted outside her house. pic.twitter.com/yBeUTtJx4S — Michael Skolnik (@MichaelSkolnik) March…

Police protestors staged rallies at brunch spots in New York City and Oakland Sunday, bringing attention to the police’s racist treatment of African Americans, the…

(photo credit: Christie Smith) The country has been in an uproar following the decision to not indict Officer Darren Wilson for the murder of college-bound teenager Michael Brown in…

Although African Americans make up just 13 percent of the U.S. population, we account for 33 percent of the missing in the Federal Bureau of…

It was supposed to be an evening of fun. Eight-year-old Alaysha Carradine was sleeping over at a friend’s house in Oakland, excited to go to a modeling show on Thursday with her buddy. Instead, the unimaginable happened, even in a city that has sometimes become desensitized to violence. The would-be third grader was gunned down […]